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Lunging: The 7 Dire Errs to Good Data Collection and Interpretation

Lunging: The 7 Dire Errs to Good Data Collection and Interpretation

By Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM | Updated on | Locked, LT Schroeder, Lunging, OES Members Only

1) Lunging in one direction only or interpreting lunging data based on only one direction. Tilt of torso introduces asymmetry of head and pelvic vertical movement in many horses. While not all horses lunge symmetrically left to right, evaluating only one direction is meaningless without comparing the measured asymmetry to the opposite direction. Certain patterns of asymmetric movement, for example lack of pushoff on the outside limb in soft ground, especially if of equal amplitude in either direction, may be normal (Fig. A).  Without comparing results from both directions this may not be appreciated. Use the LUNGE COMPARISON REPORT to...

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Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete: Evaluating Objective Data

Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete: Evaluating Objective Data

By Christina Frigast Christina Frigast, MRCVS, CERP, ECP | Updated on | C Frigast, Locked, OES Members Only, Rehabilitation

Do you use your Equinosis Q Lameness Locator® for assessing treatment over time? If not, then you are missing out on a great opportunity. The Equinosis Q is invaluable in the work up of subtle or multiple limb lameness. It can make a complex lameness case seem simple and help you resolve it faster and with more confidence. When I first started using the Equinosis Q, which is now more than five years ago, I didn’t imagine the impact the system would have on my approach to lameness and nevertheless the career path I found myself following. As a...

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Don't Miss the Boat: Turning Misperceptions into Efficiencies

Don't Miss the Boat: Turning Misperceptions into Efficiencies

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Updated on | Baseline Evaluation, KG Keegan, Locked, OES Members Only

  I used to get a little peeved at the interns and residents for ultra-sounding the abdomen before they had me take a horse to colic surgery.  I didn’t think it was necessary.  I was confident that, just by looking at the horse, I knew when it needed to go to surgery.  But I was younger then and ignorant.  In more recent years, after experiencing cases with ultrasound results that were helpful (and in some cases the ultimate diagnostic technique); after witnessing an accumulation of valuable knowledge gleaned from doing something often; after recognizing the efficiency gained from experience...

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Why Lunging Can Complicate An Evaluation: The Effects Of Torso Tilt, Surface, and Lameness

Why Lunging Can Complicate An Evaluation: The Effects Of Torso Tilt, Surface, and Lameness

By Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM | Updated on | Locked, LT Schroeder, Lunging, Lunging Complications, OES Members Only, Surface Determination

Lunging is a common component of many veterinarians’ lameness evaluations.  With the increased sensitivity of inertial sensors, lameness is often measurable in the straight line even if not visible subjectively. However, lunging can be necessary to lateralize a bilateral lameness, is helpful to stabilize a lameness, and may offer additional insight to the clinical picture, for instance observing whether the lameness is worse on the inside or outside of the circle.  While the established thresholds, or reference ranges, were determined for straight line evaluations only, the Equinosis Q can be used for lunging, yet the veterinarian must be aware of...

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Lunging: The 7 Dire Errs to Good Data Collection and Interpretation

Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete: Evaluating Objective Data

Don't Miss the Boat: Turning Misperceptions into Efficiencies

Why Lunging Can Complicate An Evaluation: The Effects Of Torso Tilt, Surface, and Lameness

Using the Q to Evaluate Lameness Under Saddle

Utilizing Inertial Sensors in the Pre-Purchase Evaluation